Food for thought

Okay I’m following suit here with wordnerd‘s food meme theme 🙂 

Here we go :

Favorite Fruit:  Pineapple and Kiwi would have to be my most favorite.

Favorite Vegtable:  French Cut Green Beans, or those flat green beans from my grandmother’s garden.

Favorite junk food:  (I can’t pick just one, probably the reason my butt is so big, ha!)  Um….. brownies, hot and gooey, oh and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies

Favorite between meal snack:  popcorn or baby carrots.

Do you have any wierd food habits?  peanutbutter crackers in chicken noodle soup.  Oh and there has to be enough crackers in there where it sucks up all the juice 🙂

You’re on a diet.  What food(s) do you fill up on?  Baby carrots of course.  But I do that anyway,  Man I love those things.  I can eat a two pound bag in a few hours.  Then I’m sick.

You’re off your diet.  Now what food(s) would you like?  a steak and baked potato

How spicy to you order Indian/Thai?  I haven’t ever ordered either before, but I love anything spicy 🙂  Hotter the better.

Can I get you a drink? I’m with wordnerd on this one, a Margarita would be wonderful.  Frozen, on the rocks I don’t care as long as it’s salted and quick to get here 🙂

Red wine or white?  Red

We only have beer:  No thanks, but you got to have some Tequila back there don’t you????

A perfect nightcap:  Um an Irish coffee sounds delightful. 

MIP

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Random Things about “The Bunch”1. Ages: 12, almost 9, 8 and 2……. oh and 6 (thedaughter)

2.  Hair colos: brown, blonde, auburn, and red

3.  Glasses: TheTomboy

4.  Need braces:  The Eldest and TheTomboy (can someone loan us some money 🙂

5.  Thedaughter is indian/eskimo (beautiful dark skinned girl, from what I could tell from the one picture we saw of her)

6.  TheDiva and TheEldest are very picky eaters due to their mother.  She mainly does pizza hot dogs so fixing dinner is a challenge with us sometimes.

7.  Queenie will do anything now as long as she can have a chocolate pudding (I know bad momma 🙂

8.  They would love for me to be able to stay home with them, I think TheEldest even mentioned homeschooling and and TheTomboy agreed (whoa I’m not sure I’m qualified for that )

9.  Unfortunately we aren’t financially able to do this.

10.  They get along really well.  We have some issues every now and then but overall they get along great.

11.  I am with them most of the time due to DH being at work all the time.

12.  TheTomboy has a wonderful relationship with her father.

13.  I miss them terribly when their gone.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Faeryland Mom

2. Lisa

3.  Deanna

4.  MinTheGap

5.  Kailani

6.  Amy

7.  Lisa

8.  Lilize

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Food

Let’s just call this wordnerd Wednesday, I’ve decided to answer her meme on my blog today due to lack of anything else to blog about.  Go check her out if you have a minute.

The Food Meme

How do you like your eggs? Scrambled or over easy.

How do you take your coffee/tea? I like a little bit of coffee with my cream and sugar.  Tea Sweetened of course I’m from the south you know 🙂Favorite breakfast foods: Don’t particularly care for breakfast but toast, eggs and cornbeef hash would be good.  Oh and grape jelly on the toast.

Peanut butter: smooth or crunchy? Both.  We usually buy only smooth cause the kids hate crunchy but I love both.

What kind of dressing on your salad? ranch

Coke or Pepsi? Diet Coke

You’re feeling lazy. What do you make? Bologna sandwich or perogies.

You’re feeling really lazy. What kind of pizza do you order? ham, pinapple, and hot peppers for us and plain old cheese and pepperoni for the kids.

You feel like cooking. Depends on what’s in the fridge.  Made some awsome homemade fried chicken the other night and homemead mashed potatoes. yum!

Do any foods bring back good memories? Any holiday meal.

Do any foods bring back bad memories? Peas!!! Yuck.  an old babysitter forced me to eat them.

Do any foods remind you of someone? Red eye gravy reminds me of my great grandmother and chicken and dumplings remind me of my grandmother.

Is there a food you refuse to eat? Tomatoes.   Yes I like tomato products but I hate tomatos.

What was your favorite food as a child? Beef Stroganoff.

Is there a food that you hated as a child but now love? cottage cheese

Is there a food that you loved as a child but now hate? instant potatoes (the only kind we ususally had as a kid). Now I hate them and refuse to buy or fix them.

So how about you?

Blended like a margarita

sometimes I feel Like I need one…………

Just kidding.  So as you know we have a blended family and since that’s all I’ve ever known I just assume that non-blended families (if there are any left in the world) have similar trials and tribulations like we do.  Don’t get me wrong my family is wonderful, it’s the TheEx that usually causes my life to be stressed.  Which I never had before because TheTomboy’s dad and I get along quite well.  I even get along with his wife.  So until I got married I never really had that much drama.  And now we try to avoid the drama TheEx would have it no other way. 

Anyway my kids are adjusted as well as they can, being from a blended family.  Although Queenie is having some issues of her own now, being the only child that doesn’t go away to another parent’s house.  Now every-time one of the older children leave she cried “don’t go, don’t go”.  Everyday that they are not there she’ll ask “where’s bubby, where’s sissy, where’s sissy?”  and I have to explain the best that you can to a two year old where each of them are.  It’s sad to hear her cry after them, but we manage. 

Anyone else from a blended or normal family that has drama? I’m sure you’re out there 🙂

MIP

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Most boring week ever so far.  Of course let me not say that too soon.  It is only Tuesday you know. 

I’ve moved up the post about the Charles O. Volpe Scholarship fund and will do so every so often in order to keep it up to date for viewing.  Thanks to Chuck Volpe for posting in the comments section as well.  Please check it out if you get a minute. 

Well I’ve applied for two more things this past week, so cross your fingers for me.  Not that I hate my job (well sometimes I do, but who doesn’t).  I just feel like I was meant to do more with my life.  I got into the family law thing because I thought I’d make a difference and sometimes I feel like things are getting destroyed more than I’m helping.  Looking into this RN or LPN thing doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere.  I could take the LPN class for FREE at our local hospital (which right now would be great) but NO ONE offers anything in the evening.  IF I could do this then transfer into the RN program and complete my training.  But NO!  No one cares that I can’t afford to quit my 9 to 5 job to take the class and find some less paying job in the evenings.  My family needs me to work.  TheGrump already works 7 days a week and is exhausted just to keep us afloat.  SO where does this lead me?  I guess I really need to finish my Bachelor’s degree.  The only issue with that is my community.  Yes I do love my community but even if I get my Bacherlor’s degree, am I really going to find something worth while and make more money at it in such a small community?  I see kids that actually went to college and didn’t take the hard road that I did, and are working in fast food places or at the local chain store.  Sometimes I feel like I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up LOL and if I do decide on something that it seems near impossible to do.  I guess whatever I do I want to feel like I’m making a difference.

Randomness of the week

Oh my where to start.  Well I took my second week of vacation this week to try and get some stuff done around the house and do some things with the kids.  Well it started off good was getting the house clean and planning some trips to the lake with the kids.  I got a call first thing Monday from my office manager (which normally isn’t unusual because they always call me while I’m on vacation.)  But this time was different.  She was freaking out because evidently one of the places I interviewed at was calling to check my references.  Which I thought was odd because I was suppose to have a second interview with them and they never called me back to do it.  So anyway, she was wanting to know if she needed to put an ad in the paper hiring new help.  I said no but that yes I had applied because I was looking to make more money.  She gave me that I ought to feel lucky for what I make now…………………..anyway  I wonder what she really said to them because I have heard nothing back from them at all.  Not even a rejection letter or a followup interview.  So who knows.  Now things will probably be even more uncomfortable at work now because they really had no clue I was looking for something else. 

So anyway got some stuff cleaned this week and we went to the lake a few times.  The kids were hoping to go again today but I had to come into work today (go figure) because the office manager wanted to leave early because her sister in law is having a baby shower today at 6 p.m.  Why she needed to leave at 1 p.m. who knows?  but that’s the norm around here.  If that were me I’d get the big “why must you leave so early” speech.  Which I could understand if she were giving the baby shower but she’s not.  I am the peon here and defiantly get treated like it.  I hate that everything is one sided and that people constantly leave early and got to do this and got to do that, but when it comes to something like kids doctor appointments and such I have to work around what they think I should do.  Hello if my kid is sick (which luckily rarely happens where I take off work) then I need to take them to a doctor.  I don’t know I guess a lot has built up and gotten on my nerves these last 4 years.  I really want to feel like my job makes a difference in the world and I only feel like it destroys more than it helps.  I guess that’s what I get working for a divorce attorney. 

Anyway I’m here at work and my kids are patiently waiting on me to get off so we can cook out tonight when I get home. 

tootles,

MIP

No use crying over cut grass

(Background ***I work in a very small law office, the only support staff is me and the office manager)

I come into work today with the phone immediately ringing.  I answer, it’s OfficeManager:

MIP: “Good morning ‘TheHellHole’ can I help you?”

OM:  “Hey, it’s me.  I’m running late and feeling sick to my stomach.”

MIP:  “I’m here so no hurry.  What happened?”

OM:  “Our mower blew up.”

MIP:  “okay, is everyone okay?”

OM:  “yes, but now we’re going to have to spend thousands of dollars to get a new one.”

MIP:  “I’m sorry that happened.”

OM:  “I’ll be there shortly”
end of conversation.  So once she’s gotten here she goes into this story about the motor blowing up and that now they’re going to have to spend $6 to $8 K on a new one.  That followed by crying. 

WTF???  Okay I understand not wanting to pay that much for another lawn mower and not wanting to have to make payments on it but WTF???  Crying?   Okay maybe I’m a cold hart-less bitch but what the hell. 

Okay I guess I’m being this way because of several reasons.

  1. They make way more money than TheGrump and I do
  2. I know for a fact they could just pay for the damn thing out of savings and have tons left in savings
  3. Do you really need a lawn mower that costs that much, I mean damn we bought one from Lowes for $1,300

I guess never having expensive stuff like that doesn’t make me want to cry hearing about your sob story.  Sometimes I wonder how I’m going to pay my electric bill, guess that’s not as important as a FREAKING LAWN MOWER………………….

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